Dubai Financial Market (DFM) hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the “Flag Day”, in line with the initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honor the national flag of the UAE through a series of events attracting nationwide participation from UAE nationals and residents. The Flag Day coincides with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession as President of the UAE on November 3rd.
His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman, DFM, attended the ceremony along with DFM employees, investors and brokers, as the flag was hoisted at the DFM Trading Floor and the national anthem was played.
As part of the celebrations, DFM launched -“The Happiest Nation” initiative allowing its employees the opportunity to illustrate “The Happiest Nation” idea through photos and words with the aim to reaffirm the fact that the mutual affection and respect between the leaders of the UAE and their people and their well-established links are the prime reasons for the people and residents of the UAE being the happiest nation.
Banners honoring the occasion have been posted on DFM’s website as part of various efforts to raise awareness of the importance of the nation's flag as a symbol of the nation’s past, present and future.
His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM, said: “Our flag is the source of our pride and is treasured in our hearts. We are delighted to celebrate the Flag Day as hoisting the national flag signifies strong loyalty to our beloved homeland and rulers as well as our genuine pride in being UAE nationals. In fact, The Flag Day has created a new occasion of joy in the UAE to reaffirm allegiance and loyalty towards our beloved country. Our love and loyalty to our country is deep-rooted in our daily lives rather than being linked to a specific occasion. We show this through the hard work and determination which has positioned the UAE at the forefront and made its people the happiest. We would like to congratulate their Highnesses, the Rulers of the Emirates and the people of the UAE, as well as reaffirm our commitment to the hard work to further cement our country’s leading position globally as our wise leadership firmly continue the sincere efforts of the founding fathers of our country for the greater good and welfare of the UAE people.”